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Kālī’s Child: The Challenge of Secret Publics

Laurie L. Patton

in Who Owns Religion?: Scholars and Their Publics in the Late Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226649344
eISBN:
9780226676036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226676036.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes the “sexual offenses” in Jeffrey Kripal's work. In Kālī's Child dated 1995, Kripal argues that homoerotic perspectives were influential in the Hindu saint Ramakrishna's ... More


 Sexuality and Religious Passion: The Somatics of Spiritual Transformation

Robert C. Fuller

in Spirituality in the Flesh: Bodily Sources of Religious Experiences

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195369175
eISBN:
9780199871186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369175.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Sexuality represents a powerful life force within us, constituting our body's grand biological imperative. It should not surprise us, then, that our erotic energies often flow naturally into ... More


India and Her Traditions: An Open Letter to Jeffrey Kripal

S.N. Balagangadhara

in Reconceptualizing India Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198082965
eISBN:
9780199081936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082965.003.0006
Subject:
History, Historiography

This is an open letter to the scholar of religion, Jeffrey Kripal, author of a book that uses Freudian psychoanalysis to explain Ramakrishna Paramahamsa’s mysticism as a way of coping with the trauma ... More


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